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While visiting London, Mary Russell comes across a friend from Oxford. The young woman introduces Mary to Margery Childe, charismatic leader of a religious sect involved in the suffrage movement.

When several members of the sect's female volunteers are murdered, Mary starts to investigate - but events spiral out of control, and Mary's search plunges her into the worst danger she has yet faced....

©1995 Laurie R. King (P)1996 Recorded Books Inc

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Holmes & Russell II

Laurie R King continues her Holmes books, and develops the relationship between Sherlock and Mary. The narration is excellent, but there’s a problem with the sound quality; there are noises in the background and in places you can hear the text repeated faintly.

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would of been better .........

This series of books by LR King would of been better had they not used and twisted characters from another author. Even Conan Doyle gets sucked in. i guess it's easier than making up your own characters possibly ?
This book is very 'wordy' ,annoyingly so , to the point I quite dislike Mary Russell (one of the main characters and it is she who tells the story). Russell is self opinionated and brow beats Holmes (yes Sherlock Holmes) constantly ! The two are even married despite a forty odd year age gap. There is a strange moment when Holmes and Russell first kiss and Holmes purrs " ive been wanting to do that since I first saw you ", now upon first sight Holmes though Russell was a boy and she was then only fifteen ?
One thing in it's favour is there is a plot and the two work their way through the book detecting it. I struggle to get past King's use of the Conan Doyle characters and her misuse of Dr Watson by allowing Russell and Holmes to belittle him and make him out as some bumbling hanger on is just plain wrong !
Well the beauty of Audlble is you can give it a go and return it afterwards if you want !

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As good as the first

I bought this as soon as I finished 'The Beekeeper's Apprentice' and found it equally enjoyable. Laurie King's writing is very good and her characters have depth. Hope the quality is maintained throughout the series, just started book 3 and so far so good...